The search giant will let phone makers decide whether or not to enable encryption-by-default, saying it will be considered for "future" versions of Android.
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A new antitrust battle is brewing for Google, this time in Russia.
A search for a good $100 tablet turned up not one but two from a major brand. One runs Windows 8.1 and the other Android.
Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
Websites and apps should load faster from Google search for users of Chrome for Android following moves to prioritise slow-loading resources.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
Custom ROMs based on Android Lollipop should soon be available for Android fans who prefer a different and arguably superior experience.
Google can design pure Android all it wants but the reality is that managing a consistent user experience is a lot like herding cats given hardware partners all have their own overlays.
Android smartphone users have a large choice of keyboards that add efficiency and utility to the text entry experience. Apple's default is best since there are limits on the third-party options.
Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.
At the core of the smartphone war is an epic branding fight. Who is the ultimate winner in the hearts and minds of buyers? You might be surprised.
Moto X (2014) review: Bigger display, metal frame, and fabulous Motorola experiences make it the best Android
Motorola had one of the most underrated smartphones of 2013. The successor brings high-end design and specs along with even more Moto experiences.
Google's Search app on Android now better caters to the billions of bilingual people in the world.
Microsoft's OneNote team has a lot on its plate, from honing its new Android tablet client, to improving the overall meeting experience.
Nokia's Android experiment was fun while it lasted. Microsoft's Stephen Elop says: 'We plan to deliver additional lower-cost Lumia devices by shifting select future Nokia X designs and products to Windows Phone devices.'
CyanogenMod is poaching some ideas from Android L, but hold your breath for a release based on Google's new OS.
Google Glass isn't the entire wearable story for the search giant, but part of a continuum of devices that will ultimately be connected by the user experience, cloud and context.
Most companies using the IaaS will use not one but at least three vendors, according to a report.
Android has market share, global domination and an army of developers, but is starting to look tired and clunky relative to other platforms. Can Google refresh Android and herd its partners to create a more integrated experience?
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